Jonathan Morgan

Morgan: Personality & Mentality

Jonathan Morgan pointed to the resilience of LCFC Women after the Foxes secured a third victory in eight days - beating Liverpool 2-1 at Prenton Park to remain top of the FA Women's Championship.
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- LCFC Women beat Liverpool 2-1 at Prenton Park on Sunday to remain top of the FA Women's Championship
- The Foxes have now won their last seven league matches and lead the table by three points
- Manager Jonathan Morgan pointed to the 'personality and mentality' of City's squad
- Morgan was also thrilled to see Remi Allen, Natasha Flint and Charlie Devlin shine at Prenton Park

After six consecutive league wins, the Foxes fell behind early on in Birkenhead, as Missy Bo Kearns put the Reds ahead, but the visitors dug deep and equalised through Natasha Flint's penalty.

In the second half, City's chances were boosted by the dismissal of Liverpool substitute Melissa Lawley and Charlie Devlin duly stepped up to find the bottom corner from distance with nine minutes to play.

Since last Sunday, the Foxes have sealed a 2-1 league triumph over Sheffield United, at Farley Way, before reaching the semi-finals of the Continental Tyres League Cup at Crystal Palace.

Reflecting on Leicester's seventh Championship success in a row, over an unbeaten run in all competitions dating back to 1 November, Morgan was delighted at full-time at Prenton Park.

"Just looking over this week, Sheffield United, then obviously the quarter-finals of the Conti Cup and now today, it was a massive [eight] days for us," the LCFC Women manager told LCFC TV.

"To come out of three tough games with three victories is fantastic and, in all honesty, I thought we massively deserved it today.

We’ve hit the ground running and today, again, showed how good we are at coming from behind and it shows you the personality and the mentality of the team.

Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV

"We were the better team, we controlled possession… we were a little bit sloppy in the final third, which isn’t like us, but I think that was down to nerves more than anything else.

"To pick up three points away at Liverpool and go 11 points clear of them is a brilliant feeling. One thing about our girls is that they never stop.

"They will keep going. They will dig deep from minute one to minute 90. They’re never out of a game.

"I think we’ve shown that on a number of occasions, especially early on in the season, when we got the draws we did with Sheffield United and Durham.

"We’ve hit the ground running and today, again, showed how good we are at coming from behind and it shows you the personality and the mentality of the team.

"We have belief that we can keep going to get the win."

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Natasha Flint
Natasha Flint

Natasha Flint netted her 15th goal of the season in all competitions.

Morgan was also thrilled to see Remi Allen play such a decisive role for the Foxes yet again, while goalscorers Flint and Devlin were rewarded, too, for their efforts in front of goal.

"Remi was superb, I thought she was brilliant all day," he added. "Her energy levels, considering she was only around 60 per cent fit today, were brilliant.

"It was her that got the penalty just from her sheer desire and obviously, when Tash steps up, you’re always going to feel quietly confident with Tash on the ball.

"It was possibly a turning point in the game because going in 1-0 down is a different team talk for them and us and I was happy we got that goal.

"Charlie, she’s been a bit unlucky in front of goal recently. She’s been connecting some good shots and someone just seems to be there to block them, but no chance today.

"The power, the precision, their ‘keeper may have got a hand to it, but the power took it past her. It means so much to everyone and I’m just really pleased for Charlie, she deserved it."

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